lackidasicallad said: I am sorry but I gotta disagree with you on this one! While I think Johnny Cash is awesome I love the NIN’s version the best!
you’re right i do love that one too but i was in a johnny cash mood >;~)
I don’t believe that either can (or should be) compared. I think both songs should be treated as being separate from one another (as different songs rather than just different versions of the same song). Both artists are genuinely hurt, but their pain is quite different. Reznor and Cash may share some common ground, but the pain they carry is unique to them just as the songs are. We all have scars (both mental and physical) and what caused our scars and may have hurt others, but the mark it leaves on you and the pain you feel is unique to you.